Fur, fortune, and empire

the epic history of the fur trade in America
  • 442 Pages
  • 3.23 MB
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  • English
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W.W. Norton & Co. , New York
History, Frontier and pioneer life, Fur trade, Europeans, Ethnic relations, Imperialism, Economic conditions, Colonies, European, Discovery and explor
StatementEric Jay Dolin
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE46 .D65 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 442 p., [32] p. of plates
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26883019M
ISBN 100393067106
ISBN 139780393067101
LC Control Number2010016212
OCLC/WorldCa449865266

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Back to Fur, Fortune, and Empire. Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America," is here to tell the real story behind the men who transformed a continent while in pursuit of pelts. Or, at least as much. Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America won the James P.

Hanlan Book Award, given by the New England Historical Association; a bronze medal for history in the Independent Publisher Book Awards; and was awarded first place in the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Excellence in Craft Contest.

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What became immediately apparent, however, from the Indians clad in deer skins and good furs was that. Eric Jay Dolin presents a history of the American fur trade. First documented by Henry Hudson during his journey to America inthe abundance of what Hudson deemed "good furs" led to European.

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Populated by a larger-than-life cast, including Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant, President Thomas Jefferson, America’s first millionaire John Jacob Astor, and mountain man Kit Carson, Fur, Fortune, and Empire is the most comprehensive and compelling history of the American fur trade ever written.

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